Saunas have been used for centuries in various cultures to aid in detoxification, wound healing and overall wellness. Far infrared saunas combine the long-revered effects of natural sauna with new infrared technology to heat from the inside out.
Each day we ingest a small amount of chemicals from our food and environment. Chemicals that cannot be metabolized get stored in our fat cells, where they may cause hormone imbalances, damage brain chemistry and may eventually lead to cancer and other diseases.
For this reason, detoxification is an essential part of maintaining good health. The most effective, natural means of detoxification is perspiration. Far infrared saunas facilitate perspiration using a natural band of light invisible to the human eye. This stimulates the body’s cellular detoxification process more effectively and at a lower temperature than traditional saunas.
Infrared heaters warm the body in the same way as natural sunlight. Far Infrared Heat therapy uses the wavelength of the visible and non-visible light spectrum of sunlight that heats the body normally. Traditional saunas raise the temperature of the air to a very high level within the chamber to warm the body, some people experience difficulty being in this extremely warm environment. Instead of heating the air within the enclosure, far infrared saunas heat the body directly and the result is deeper tissue penetration. In the far infrared sauna, the body perspires and receives all of the healthy benefits but avoids the extremely hot air of a traditional steam sauna.
Typical sweat produced under normal conditions contains 97% water/3% toxins, while sweat produced from a far infrared sauna contains 80-85% water/15-20% toxins.
Whether you’re interested in preventive care or have a specific condition that may benefit from a complementary and supportive detoxification therapy, we would be happy to answer your questions about far infrared sauna treatments.
At The Cambium Wellness Center at Tree of Life, our private far infrared sauna room includes a separate shower so you can enjoy the benefits of detoxification without having to purchase an expensive home sauna. Stop by our office and ask to see our sauna room, or contact us today for package rates and more information about far infrared saunas.